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    "Black chaos comes, and the fettered gods
    of the earth say, Let there be light."

    Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native... In Three Volumes - Vol. I [II, III]. London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1878. First edition. Three octavo volumes. [vi], 303; [vi], 297, [1, blank], [2, ads]; [vi], 320 pages. With inserted map frontispiece in volume I. Complete with all half-titles. Illustrated bookplate of Roger H. West on the front free pastedown of each volume. Secondary binding. Publisher's brown cloth with black designs and rules on upper board, blind stamped triple rules on lower board, decorative gilt titles and black designs on spines. Re-cased. Housed in custom cloth slipcase. Bindings rubbed, corners and spine-ends bumped, some fraying at joints and spine ends. Third volume front hinge cracked. Small catalog entry affixed to rear free endpaper of first volume. Few pencil marks, including holograph pencil date of 1951 on last text page of each volume. Moderate foxing and occasional smudging. Very good.

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